campus police http://ripr.org en University Of Rhode Island First State Institution To Arm Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/university-rhode-island-first-state-institution-arm-campus-police <p>The University of Rhode Island announced today it will arm its on-campus police force with guns.&nbsp; It's the only public higher education institution in the state to do so.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:34:45 +0000 John Bender 32074 at http://ripr.org University Of Rhode Island First State Institution To Arm Campus Police Arming Campus Police in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/arming-campus-police-rhode-island <p>The state Board of Education is scheduled to vote this week on a proposal to arm campus police at the state’s three public colleges.&nbsp;&nbsp; Under the proposed rule, campus presidents would have the authority to decide whether armed security is necessary on their campuses.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:03:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 15509 at http://ripr.org House Committee Delays Gun Vote http://ripr.org/post/house-committee-delays-gun-vote <p>A key house committee has put off voting on a bill that would allow campus police to carry guns at state universities, saying lawmakers need more time to gather information.</p><p>Rhode Island is currently the only state that prohibits guns on state college police forces, although some individual schools have decided against the practice. Proponents of the bill to arm campus police say it will speed response times in an emergency, a concern that was underscored during a gun scare at the University of Rhode Island last month.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 12:52:06 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 15251 at http://ripr.org Legislation Allows Arms for State Campus Police http://ripr.org/post/legislation-allows-arms-state-campus-police <p></p><p>The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing this week&nbsp;on a bill to allow campus police to carry guns at Rhode Island state colleges and universities. The bill was filed long before a scare this month about a gunman on the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:56:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 13950 at http://ripr.org Legislation Allows Arms for State Campus Police